Owner of severed finger found outside a block of flats is traced

Police have traced the owner of a severed finger which was found outside a block of flats.

Sunday, 3rd October 2021, 7:02 pm
Police managed to trace the owner of a severed finger

It was discovered in a parking area in Lower Bannister Street, Southampton, Hampshire, on Saturday morning.

Officers said the man lost the finger while trying to climb a fence and they were concerned he might have lost a lot of blood.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "Investigations have found a man lost the finger in an accident while trying to climb a fence after getting trapped in a courtyard area.

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"However he wandered off after being given a towel by a resident."

The spokesman said the man was later found after he had attended hospital for treatment.

He said: "We are pleased to say that the man who lost part of his finger in Southampton has now been traced. The 28-year-old is receiving treatment at hospital in Salisbury for his injury after seeking medical assistance himself."